In Summary
  • The sacking further fuels the already heightened tension between county officers in Prof Nyong’o’s government.
  • The governor cited breach of the Constitution as the reason for his action.
  • In 2015, Mr Ouya shot in the air at a funeral in Koru forcing mourners to scamper for safety.

Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o has sacked his Chief of Staff Patrick Lumumba Ouya following incidents of violence against colleagues.

In a letter, Mr Nyong’o instructed the sacked official to immediately hand in all county property and equipment in his possession to County Secretary Olang’o Onudi.

The sacking further fuels the already heightened tension between county officers in Prof Nyong’o’s government.

Earlier on Tuesday, police questioned Mr Ouya after accusations that he threatened to shoot senior officials including Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, in an unexplained fit of anger.

RECORDED STATEMENT

County Police Commander John Kamau told the Nation that the officer had recorded a statement to explain events in which he was accused of trying to force himself into the governor’s office despite restriction from the security team.

Prof Nyong’o’s office later said the chief of staff had initially been denied entry into the governor’s office, where a meeting with guests was going on, but he pushed his way in. When restricted further, he threatened violence on the guards.

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